Mary Evelyn Rostorfer, 83, of Rushsylvania, passed away at 5:32 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, Ohio. She was born in Foraker, Ohio on April 10, 1938, a daughter of the late Lewis Foster King and Nettie (Black) Rodenberger.
Mary married Melvin Kenneth Rostorfer on February 5, 1961, in Kenton, Ohio and he preceded her in death on November 18, 2006. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth Alan Rostorfer, and an infant son Randy Fitzpatrick; a brother, Harry King; and a brother-in-law, Herbert Rostorfer.
Mary is survived by four children, Brenda Whitaker of Findlay, Sharon (Donald) Knoth of Huntsville, David J. (Marcy) Rostorfer of Rushsylvania; and John Michael (Julie) Rostorfer of Bellefontaine; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Marilyn King and Kris Rostorfer; a “special sis” Shirley Robson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A retired pharmacist, Mary graduated valedictorian of her class at McGuffy High School. She always looked forward to her class reunions. Mary spent much of her time giving back to the community. She was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church where she served with the United Methodist Women. She volunteered with the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild, hosted and placed exchange students with Youth for Understanding and Nacel Open Door, and served as a Court Appointed Child Advocate for CASA in Logan County. Mary was a member of the Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services Board of Logan and Champaign Counties and O.E.S Chapter #459 in Bellefontaine.
Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 306 N. Elizabeth Street in Belle Center. Pastor David Moore will officiate a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 21st at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Fairview-McDonald Cemetery in Kenton, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society, c/o Mary Rutan Hospital Foundations, 205 Palmer Avenue, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME, BELLE CENTER is honored to serve the Rostorfer family and encourages anyone to share a fond memory or message of condolence at www.edsfh.com.